Global Leaders Create Field Guide to Managing the Six Billion Minds That Make Up the New Global Knowledge Economy

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World and business leaders, including Vint Cerf, Shashi Tharoor, Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Jagdish Bhagwati, and the CIO of Fedex weigh in on the future of the developed nations in the new book, Six Billion Minds: Managing Outsourcing in the Global Knowledge Economy.

Technology and business leaders from across the globe have contributed to the ultimate field guide to globalization: "Six Billion Minds: Managing Outsourcing in the Global Knowledge Economy" (BTM Institute/Aspatore Books - ISBN: 1596224274). More information about the book can be found at

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres noted, “Six Billion Minds provides fresh and innovative perspectives on our rapidly changing world. It draws on an impressive breadth of wisdom and practical knowledge to help us comprehend and leverage the changing dynamics of a tightly connected economy. All organizations will need to adapt to this new global economic paradigm, and this book is an excellent resource for meeting that challenge.”

More than 60 top international figures – including leading academics and global executives – have contributed to the first comprehensive book on the new global knowledge economy. Contributors include Vint Cerf; Robert B. Carter, CIO of Fedex; Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor, Columbia University and Council of Foreign Relations; Shashi Tharoor, Under Secretory General of the United Nations; Jannie Tay, Vice Chairman of Hour Glass; Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; Carlos Alvarez, Vice Minister Economy, Chile; and Umesh Ramakrishnan, Vice Chairman of executive search firm Christian & Timbers.

“'Six Billion Minds’ covers how to build excellence by leveraging the vast global knowledge pool of the ‘six billion minds’ which make up the emerging knowledge economy,” said author Mark Minevich, a member of the Advisory BOD of Business Technology Management Institute (BTM Institute) and a leading authority on globalization.

A field guide to globalization, Six Billion Minds tackles the blunt realities and shifting power bases of the global knowledge economy, including: building global knowledge pool clusters in major cities and regions around the world, the major shift of the knowledge talent pool to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), global leadership responsibly with a set of principles that need to be reflected in the broader changes in the world, conceptualization and convergence of the future world economic paradigm—of a world filled with knowledge clusters, innovation and global outsourcing, and the sudden rise and investing in domestic homeshoring strategies and centers in the USA.

"The United States is in midst of a little-recognized ambition gap. Five countries - Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Finland and Israel - spend more of their GDP on R&D than the United States does. The U.S. graduates fewer math, science and technology graduates than many other countries. And soon the population of developing nations will outnumber those of the developed world. As this happens, US companies are outsourcing R&D, core functions -- and some say-- our innovative energies. Every CEO will see this happening, but few understand what this ambition gap really means to their company. If these CEOs don't understand, utilize and plan for the global knowledge economy, the United States will not be the dominate market mover,” Minevich said.

This book can be purchased immediately by visiting and is available through bookstores nationwide. To order a copy of this book, you can also call 1-866-ASPATORE.

About Mark Minevich:

"Global Mark", as friends know him, can be described as a global change agent and visionary with one of the most influential international leadership networks. Mark Minevich is a member of the Advisory BOD of BTM Institute. A former IBM Executive, he is internationally recognized authority on globalization and outsourcing, sought-after public speaker, international management expert, globally recognized technology visionary, and author of the CTO Handbook: The Indispensable Technology Leadership Resource.

About Aspatore – Publishers of C-Level Business Intelligence:

Aspatore Books is the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Aspatore annually publishes a select group of C-Level executives from the Global 1,000, top 250 law firms (Partners & Chairs), and other leading companies of all sizes. C-Level Business Intelligence™, as conceptualized and developed by Aspatore Books, provides professionals of all levels with proven business intelligence from industry insiders – direct and unfiltered insight from those who know it best – as opposed to third-party accounts offered by unknown authors and analysts. Aspatore Books is committed to publishing an innovative line of business and legal books, those which lay forth principles and offer insights that when employed, can have a direct financial impact on the reader's business objectives.

About the BTM Institute:

The BTM Institute is the first organization of its kind to bring together a select group from the academic, corporate, government and thought leadership communities as a think tank to address the long-standing need to manage business and technology together. In 2003, the Institute established a research agenda, produced major publications, and has begun a much needed and first ever collaboration among multi-disciplinary experts and academics. Today, the BTM Institute is the world's largest and most influential knowledge-based community solely focused on business technology management, with global support from leading academics at Harvard, Emory University, MIT, and the London School of Economics; executives from Coca-Cola, General Motors, Shell Oil, Philip Morris, HBO, PepsiCo Inc., Eli Lilly, Bayer, IBM, Amtrak, United States GSA, Viacom, Xerox and Marriott; former officials from the European Parliament, U.S. Senate, World Bank, and The United Nations; and prominent international figures.

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